Friends of Jenkins Ferry
On behalf of the Friends of Jenkins Ferry Battlefield, President Jerrell Harper presented Marial Dykes a five hundred dollar scholarship. The scholarship is awarded each school year to an outstanding Grant County high school senior and should be applied for through the school the student is attending.
Miss Dykes is a 2016 graduate of the Poyen High School and is presently attending the Arkansas State University (ASU), at Jonesboro. Mariah excelled in high school graduating fourth in her class with a 3.95 GPA. At ASU she will be working toward a degree in Strategic Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations.
The scholarship was awarded at the celebration on the 152nd anniversary of the Battle of Jenkins Ferry, an engagement in the American Civil War in southern Grant County.